CS PhD Qualifying Review
Review files must contain an evaluation and recommendation by the research advisor.
The Graduate Committee will entertain qualifying review portfolios during the Spring semester. Students can avail themselves of the reviewing process at most twice. While a student may resubmit an updated portfolio in consecutive terms, this is not recommended.
Students who have not successfully navigated their way through the review by the 37th credit hour will be removed from the program.
All students should either have their SPEAK certification or be exempt from this certification in order to pass the qualifying review. (Note that the SPEAK certification or an exemption is also required to be eligible for a teaching assistantship (TA) position in the department.)
After a final review, an Advisory Committee should be assembled. It must consist of at least four members. The chair (the student’s advisor) and at least two others must be CS faculty. A fourth member must be from outside the Department. The latter selection can be delayed until after entering Candidacy.